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#97 - Best Finger

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In their first episode of 2017, Mark and Hal display their anatomical expertise as they pick the best finger. THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU. Or not. We aren't psychics.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest! Get tickets here.

Rose Buddies Ep. 52: Periodic Table of Genital Possibilities

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Show: 
Rose Buddies

AW HELL YEAH. It's a new season of The Bachelor, and to celebrate, we've joined forces with the Maximum Fun network. Welcome to our new listeners! Just a heads up: We don't usually talk about the elemental composition of vaginas as much as we do in this one. It's a very special occasion.

Bill Withers & Joe Randazzo

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Bill Withers
Guests: 
Joe Randazzo

Jesse Thorn sits down with legendary musician Bill Withers to talk about growing up in West Virginia, working in the music industry and why he wouldn’t dance onstage. Plus comedian and writer Joe Randazzo joins Jesse to discuss his book Funny on Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy.

Episode links:

Bill Withers

Joe Randazzo

Funny on Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy

Still Buffering: How to New Year

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Show: 
Still Buffering

Happy New Year from the Smirl sisters to you! It's finally 2017, and we're all happy that 2016 is over. But, is New Year's even really a holiday when you're a teen, and how do teens actually celebrate it when they can't party and none of them have the "sacrificial parent?" I guess they could have musical theatre nerd parties like Sydnee did (but they sound kinda lame.) Find out the answers to all of these and more on this week's episode, and join us in ringing in the New Year!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

The Greatest Generation Ep 99: Love Those Puffs (S4E26)

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Worf’s honor and civil war hang in the balance when Captain Picard is called back to Qo’nos to be a witness on Gowron’s ketubah. But there’s a not-so-sneaky Romulan sneaking around, and the Duras Sisters are eager to ruin the big jacket-putting-on ceremony. Is that Klingon Jake? Is Guinan the best marksman on the Entrepreneur? Does ‘Romyarlan’ work? How does it affect the monitors if you sharpen a pencil on a Klingon ship? It’s Part One of a two episode arc about how close to death Ben can be and still record a podcast.

MBMBaM 336: Twenty-Something-Teen

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We spend half this episode coming up with a name for the new year, which is as important an endeavor as we can undergo. Yes, we boned it last year. This time, we're FEELING IT SO HARD.

Suggested talking points: THE NAMING OF THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2017, Sriririririracha, The Fushigi Art Patronage

CIPYD 76: Black Mouth Cur

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Welcome! How’s it going?

A new episode is ready for a new year! We’ve got a Dogs We Met This Week with a dog in the room! Captain hangs out while we chat about him and contemplate whether or not dogs dig wearing sunglasses! We’ve got a Mutt Minute on the Black Mouth Cur and, SPOILER, that’s Old Yeller! We have a special Hero Dog segment about Diabetic Alert Dogs, a friend and a hero all in one! We have a tribute to Carrie Fisher and chat about her wonderful dog Gary. Plus, We’ve got a Pinned Post you won’t want to miss!

Grab a Golden Doodle and enjoy!

Check out The Diabetic Alert Dogs of America website for more information!

Leave us a voicemail with your Dog Victories and Dogsasers at (323) 250 - 3315!

Too much pressure leaving a voicemail? We get it. Send us an email instead at canipetyourdogpodcast@gmail.com!

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bill Withers & Joe Randazzo

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Bill Withers
Guests: 
Joe Randazzo

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Bill Withers Returns: Music, Career Advice and Living Life on Your Own Terms

Bill Withers is a man who prefers his life and his music on his own terms. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter’s last album was released over thirty years ago, and he has no regrets about walking away from a career in music. His back catalog, which include classics like Ain’t No Sunshine, Grandma’s Hands and Lean on Me, is still as vibrant and influential as it was decades ago.
Bill Withers sits down with Jesse to talk about growing up in coal-mining town in West Virginia, why he didn’t dress-up on stage or dance like his contemporaries, and what his relationship to music is like now.


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Joe Randazzo Explains How To Be Funny “Funny on Purpose”

Joe Randazzo knows funny. Starting with his career as section editor for The Onion and continuing with his role as head writer for @Midnight, he has enjoyed a diverse career that has allowed him access to some of the industry's best comedic talents.
He plumbed his own experiences, and that of many of his colleagues and extended network, for the advice he offers in his new book Funny On Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy.
Randazzo interviewed writers, performers, directors and producers about how they each have managed to create comedy careers in television, film, podcasting and on YouTube. Interviews include conversations with Judd Apatow, Joan Rivers, Jack Handey and -- disclaimer -- our own podcast impresario Jesse Thorn.
Joe Randazzo joins us to discuss what he learned during his career as an editor at The Onion, his forays into stand-up and improv and why it’s essential to build and sustain relationships with other people in comedy (even if it feels like you're competing with them).
Randazzo’s book Funny On Purpose: The Definitive Guide to an Unpredictable Career in Comedy is available now.


Photo: Jeffrey Blitz

The Outshot: The Kid Spellers of 'Spellbound'

Jesse talks about his great American hero - a kid named Harry Altman from the Academy Award winning film, Spellbound.

Ross and Carrie Cure Cancer: Tijuana Edition

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It's 2017, and here in the States, our incoming president is considering having a guy lead the FDA who is opposed to testing drugs for efficacy before approving them like so much caramel candy. To see what such lax regulations might look like, Ross and Carrie board a bus to Tijuana with dozens of cancer patients and their families, to tour some of the "alternative" cancer treatments that Mexico offers... but the U.S. currently bans. Will these treatments be effective, but mired in bureaucratic red tape? Just plain snake oil? Or somewhere in between? Find out in this bummer-but-important episode.

Plus, Carrie accidentally eats a bug.

Stop Podcasting Yourself 459 - Pete Johansson

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Guests: 
Pete Johansson

Comedian Pete Johansson joins us to talk Starbucks, gingerbread, and typing speed.

Download episode 459 here. (right-click)
Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1).

Get tickets for Stop Podcasting Yourself live in Vancouver February 23.
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